The agent of Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone has complained about the club not letting his client leave.
“Sam just wants to play football but Manchester United are holding him back and not even playing him,” Jordan Segal told the Daily Mail.
“He is a young goalkeeper and it is time for him to play regularly. If that is not at Manchester United, then it has to be elsewhere. This is an example of young English talent being held back by Van Gaal. The start of the season was the perfect opportunity to give Sam his chance to prove he can play for United. He is ready.
“If they do not want him to play then he needs to move for the sake of his career. He cannot sit on the bench or in the reserves. England should have as many goalkeepers as possible to pick from. Given the early progress in his career that is the level he is aiming for. He is not going to get there by not playing.”
Johnstone played in pre-season for the club but has yet to make a league appearance; he has, though, been an unused substitute, deputising for Sergio Romero while David De Gea was left out.